Women’s History Month 2019: Looking Back

Published: March 8, 2019

Women’s History Month 2019: Looking Back

March 1 marked the beginning of Women’s History Month, a month where Americans look back at some of history’s most notable women. Today is International Women’s Day, and Washington has its fair share of female movers-and-shakers (like in Toppenish, which owes its existence in part to a woman)! We thought it would be fun to take a peek at these cool videos from Allure that show that the more things change, the more things stay the same!


Exercise has definitely seen many phases as we’ve moved through the decades. From exercising in bed, vibrating belts, and on to more modern practices like swimming and dancing, and stretching, we’ve seen it all! Housekeeping, touted in the early 1910s as an excellent form of exercise, has remained a steadfast staple.

Nail designs these days are becoming more and more detailed and artistic—but the almond shape has remained one of the most popular nail shapes among women. Plus, did you see who invented acrylic nails in 1955?!

Just like exercise, skincare has seen many phases—including the era where tanning oil was a big thing! Thank goodness we’re more aware of what the sun can do to our skin over time. Hands up if you still use Ponds cold cream to this very day.

We don’t often think of women, specifically, when we think about oral care, but check out some of the advertisements in this video! Can you imagine your toothpaste coming with an etiquette booklet today?


Which of these rang true for you? Any fond memories? Maybe you remember seeing your grandmother, mother, or sisters participating in some of these historic rituals!